Wendy Kirkland was charged with obstruction after her disability prevented her from wearing a mask while shopping in her local Hart store.
The Woodstock New Brunswick woman was violently apprehended and thrown to the ground by police in a parking lot after store staff called authorities after Wendy refused to mask-up while shopping.
According to The Democracy Fund’s press release, after attending the store, police confronted Wendy and demanded proof of her exemption. Wendy, whose disability is highly sensitive and private, refused to provide documentation but complied with police directions to leave the store.
Wendy’s story and a video of the encounter was previously featured on Rebel News.
The Democracy Fund, founded in 2021, is a registered Canadian charity with a focus on civil liberties litigation and education. All donations to The Democracy Fund qualified charitable tax receipt and make important victories like Wendy's possible.